To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer to discovery.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally.
There is great power in community. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD are living proof of that. When we come together, each bringing our unique strengths to bear, we inspire each other to reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other contents are designed to empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide treasure troves of videos, articles, and resource lists, provided by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD. FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, make friends, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
by Kulangara Sivadas, Foothill Ranch, California Editor’s note: This story is one person’s anecdotal experience. He has asked Western-trained physicians to comment on it. Their remarks are added at the end of the story. In addition, we recommend you read this Johns Hopkins Medicine page about Ayruveda. For more than three years I’ve been contemplating…
What’s so great about the MOVE study? A lot, if you are research geeks like us or care about getting treatments to patients sooner. MOVE is what’s called an “observational” or “natural history” study of people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy…
Upcoming Featured Events
Join us this month for a follow-up discussion from last month, when the focus was on the Fulcrum clinical trial results. We felt it would be timely to discuss "clinical trial readiness" from a personal standpoint. If a Phase 3 trial were to be announced, would you volunteer? What questions would you have? What might...Find out more »
POSTPONED! Please check back for new date and time! 9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM CT | 7:00 PM MT | 6:00 PM PT This month's guests are Ally Roets and her son, Sam Ray. Together with Kristin Zwickau, they are co-leading our early-onset FSHD chapter for families that have members who developed symptoms of...Find out more »
Team Captain Rally | Saturday, August 14th 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET/11:00 - 12:00pm CT/10:00am - 11:00am MT/9:00am - 10:00am PT We're bringing together team captains from across the US and Canada, via Zoom, so that we can celebrate and honor our team captains. We know that captains put in a lot of extra time and effort to...Find out more »